Housing Project Worker

East Lancashire

Permanent, full-time post 37.5 hours per week
Accrington, East Lancashire
Salary £21,797 – £23,221

Emerging Futures’ greatest resource is its people, so we also offer our employees generous annual leave, pension, employee assistance programme and other benefits.

As a Housing Project Worker, you will work within our housing model to provide housing and recovery support to individuals who have had a history of failed accommodation placement, substance and/or alcohol misuse, criminality and possibly challenging and negative behaviours, through to those who are abstinent and preparing for independence with the support of our recovery housing model.

Working within a Psychologically Informed Environment you will support the case coordination of individuals residing in the project and the provision of both opportunistic and structured interventions. You will work closely with the staff team and partner organisations to develop integrated, recovery infrastructures that engage, support, and navigate individuals from the vulnerability of addiction to established wellbeing and meaningful activity in the community.

You will be required to work flexibility to suit the needs of the business and will be on a paid ‘on call’ rota to cover evenings and weekends.

This job is for you if…

  • You are someone who is committed to our passion statement and shares in our belief in the inherent capacity and potential of all individuals, and that empowering individuals to support each other leads to positive change; not only for themselves, but also for their communities.
  • You are passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of those experiencing homelessness and rough sleeping and can support complex individuals from first point of contact to resettling in their own home.
  • You are fun, approachable, energetic, confident, warm, empathetic, ambitious, flexible, resilient, discreet, organised and professional.

What you will be doing:

  • Providing housing and tenancy support to people who have a history of failed accommodation placement, substance and/or alcohol misuse, criminality and challenging behaviour.
  • Delivering a range of structured and opportunistic psychosocial interventions to prevent relapse or promote sustained and improved wellbeing.
  • Liaising with Housing Services to ensure benefit claims are submitted and processed efficiently and effectively.
  • Supporting the day to day running of the projects including group work delivery, health & safety, meal planning, residents’ meetings and resident move in plans.
  • Collecting, recording and banking rent and other incomes received by tenants.
  • Ensuring Chorley services are accurately reported through the relevant and appropriate electronic systems, (INFORM and/or CRIIS etc)

Some of the skills, knowledge and experience you will have

  • Experience of housing management or working in a residential setting with those with complex needs including challenging and/or negative behaviour.
  • An excellent understanding of boundaries, confidentiality, and risk.
  • Experience of supporting individuals to initiate and sustain long term recovery and tenancy sustainment in the community.
  • Ability to undertake accurate and comprehensive assessments of need, identifying levels of risk, recovery potential and to establish immediate and longer-term recovery goals.
  • Experience of providing a range of evidence-based interventions to individuals affected by homelessness, substance misuse and/or offending.
  • An in-depth understanding and knowledge of the harmful effects associated with rough sleeping, homelessness, drug and alcohol misuse and offending in relation to health, social welfare, housing, and personal relationships.

How to apply

Please find attached job description and person specification. If you are interested in applying for this new and exciting role within Emerging Futures, please send your Application Form detailing why you are suitable for the role to Debbie Turner.

We would be grateful if you could complete the Equal Opportunities Form attached along with your Application Form to help monitor the effectiveness of our recruitment practices and assess the success of different advertising methods in attracting applications.

This information is separated from the application and used for statistical purposes only.  It will not be made available to anyone directly involved in the selection process.

If you would like to discuss the roles in more detail, please contact Debbie Turner on 07734 392 006.

Closing date 20th November 2023

Anticipated interview dates are to be confirmed.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.